June 24, 2005

WNCC President Contract Renewed Through 2009

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents today concluded the periodic evaluation of Western Nevada Community College President Carol Lucey and renewed her contract through 2009.

"President Lucey has done a great job since joining the NSHE," said Dr. Stavros Anthony, Board chair. "She is one of our shining stars in the System and we're fortunate to have her leading Western Nevada Community College."

Regents conduct annual evaluations and periodic evaluations of all eight NSHE presidents. Lucey's periodic evaluation incorporated a wide range of feedback from faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

"These are always useful processes. They give me an opportunity to converse with the Board about the direction we are taking WNCC and to get clear affirmation that this direction is appropriate," said Lucey. "I'm grateful to everyone who participated in this process, provided input, and gave of their time to help plan for the continued growth of the college."

Since coming to WNCC, Lucey played a pivotal role in shifting the college's emphasis to academic programs, including new computer technology programs, a partnership with Nevada State College for baccalaureate degrees in education and the development of a new rural nursing program and clinic. During her tenure, WNCC opened the Jack C. Davis Observatory and the Joe Dini Jr. Library/Student Center and started a new athletics program that now includes a co-ed rodeo team, men's baseball team, and women's soccer team.

Previously, Lucey was vice president of academic affairs at Alfred State College of Technology, New York, and spent more than two decades at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, N.Y. At Jamestown, she served as professor of physics, associate dean of instruction, chair of the applied sciences and mathematics division and the dean of academic affairs. Lucey has a doctor of philosophy degree in theoretical high energy physics from Brown University.

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